The new report from the International Panel on Climate Change substantially confirms previous findings. Full details are available here. You can read the summary here.There is no disagreement among the authors about the confidence of the predictions. Only one dissenting author expressed disappointment at the lack of emphasis on mitigation and adaptation. There is no … Continue reading The new IPCC report.
Items related to designations, pollution, quality of air and water, habitat creation, species designation etc.
IoW Coastal Access revisited
We have received an Access newsletter from DEFRA, in which DEFRA comments "This newsletter specifically refers to a further consultation on an order for the Isle of Wight under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. It is to give a second opportunity for people to state (or re-state) their views on whether or not … Continue reading IoW Coastal Access revisited
City Deal takes a £400 million step forward
The Daily Echo reports that a £400 million deal to redevelop Portsmouth and Southampton is due to be finalised any day now. Inevitably, investment on this scale will transform city skylines. It seems likely that the long awaited Royal Pier redevelopment would be one of the priority projects. If that improves traffic flow in that … Continue reading City Deal takes a £400 million step forward
Isle of Wight Coastal Path revived?
It seems that Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, Richard Benyon, is to revisit an earlier decision to exclude the Isle of Wight from the order developing the National Coastal Path. Real stop go politics, reported in the Isle of Wight County Press
Self help groups in the Solent
As we have been monitoring Twitter for news, we have noticed a number of local self help groups that are dedicated to maintaining the quality of the Solent. They deserve our thanks and support. So here are some we have found. Please tell us if you are aware of other similar groups. Southsea Beachwatch Friends … Continue reading Self help groups in the Solent
Marine Planning Strategic Scoping Report Published
A report on key marine activities has been published today by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Strategic Scoping Report (SSR) identifies natural resources and activities – both recreational and industrial – in England’s marine area, and will inform marine plans that are being developed to shape the future of our seas. The SSR is … Continue reading Marine Planning Strategic Scoping Report Published
DEFRA Pollution Consultation
View the report here
Southampton dredge to start in June
Sotonmakesmoresense @makesmoresense 21 May Great news.. we are now going to start dredging in the Solent in June
Posted on 09 Mar 2013 Inevitably, the Port of Southampton has a massive influence on the way the Solent works. So SPS were delighted to take the opportunity of a conversation with Doug Morrison, the Port Director, Ray Blair ,the deputy Harbourmaster, and Sue Simmonite, the Environment manager. We ranged over several topics, and what … Continue reading Understanding ABP
The Solent is NOT self sufficient in energy production, but several energy projects are planned for the area. So what do we have to do? How will it affect us and our environment? Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG (British Airways and Iberia) was questioned about the likely effect of shale gas development on oil prices … Continue reading Conference Cue